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Detroit Lions LB Jamie Collins, still engaging with team, explains OTA absences

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. has been one of the more noticeable absences at organized team activity (OTA) practices this year, but the veteran has a pretty good reason why he has missed out on the first two weeks of practices. Collins told Albert Breer of that he’s been back in Charlotte with his girlfriend awaiting the birth of his second son.

And despite missing out on the on-field action, Collins has had an active relationship with the Lions over the past few weeks. He’s attending every meeting over Zoom, having daily phone calls with his coaches, and even reviewing tape of every OTA practice thus far.